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4The Daily Tar HeelFriday, February
Area rescue squad
appeals to public
for moimetary help
By ELIZABETH SHERROD
The South Orange Rescue
Squad, a non-profit organization
staffed by volunteers, needs public
support to help meet the growing
demands of the area.
The rescue squad provides free
emergency medical care for resi
dents of Chapel Hill, Carrboro,
southern Orange County and
northern Chatham County.
Jim Summers, a rescue squad
volunteer, said assistance is avail
able between 6:30 p.m. and 6:30
a.m. Monday through Friday with
24-hour care on weekends. The
squad also supplies coverage at
local sporting events, concerts and
The squad building is used for
public First aid and CPR training,
Bobby Green, co-chairman of
the fund-raising committee for
South Orange Rescue Squad, said,
"When people need an ambulance,
they just expect it to be there. They
think their tax money pays for it."
An operating budget of
$120,000 per year, not including
the purchase of new vehicles and
in-service training, is needed to
supply these services, Green said.
Donations from Orange
County, UNC and other munic
ipalities comprise less than 25
percent of the total capital needed,
he said, so the remaining 75
percent must be contributed by
individuals and private
base pay applies for all teachers, and
that is inadequate for our teachers.
Pay raises have to come from a state
level which has more taxing ability
than the local system."
A statewide tax increase would be
supported by the NCAE if it were
necessary to increase teacher pay,
The group is generally disap
pointed with the governor's education
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Green said the squad has annual
fund-raising campaigns, usually in
October, when letters are sent to
community members explaining
how the organization operates and
asking for contributions.
Volunteers, ranging in profes
sion from students to attorneys
and businessmen, contribute their
time and expertise to the squad
The squad consists of 41 full
time members, 10 special fill-in
members and 10 resource
members, Green said. Each person
is on duty once every 10 days. If
the shift falls on a weekday, it is
12 hours, but if it falls on a
weekend, it is 24 hours.
Ray DeFriess, chief of the
rescue squad, said the Emergency
Medical Service volunteers con
tribute more than 21,000 hours
each year, saving the community
more than $200,000 in labor costs
But Green said their call volume
has increased 45 percent during the
past Five years. "Population in this
area is not only getting larger, but
it is also getting older," he said.
The squad must expand to meet
the demands of a growing region,
Green said. In addition to basic
supplies such as splints and ban
dages, two new ambulances and
a new communication system are
Plans for a construction project
that would double the size of
existing facilities are also in the
works, Green said.
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a better education system, and he
hasn't done that," Husted said.
Martin will try to meet with the
teachers on Tuesday, said Tim Pitt
man, the governor's press secretary.
"He probably will continue to
explain that this is a tight budget
year," Pittman said. "Even the
legislature is not going farther than
the governor has."
An education summit will be held
on Monday and will include discus
sions on increasing teacher pay, he
said. The governor submitted his
budget to the legislature in December,
when the actual amount of revenue
to fund the budget was unknown.
"We hope still there will be a
change before 1990," Pittman said.
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own bsdii ordinance crytio5zed
By KATHRYNE TOVO
The neon signs owned by several
Chapel Hill businesses continue to
glow illegally, but the Chapel Hill
Appearance Commission is studying
the town's sign ordinance and may
ask the town council to amend it.
Several weeks ago, 16 downtown
merchants submitted a letter to the
town council requesting a change in
The letter said, "We feel that neon
signs presented in a tasteful manner
are vital to our businesses. The signs
let our patrons and potential custo
mers know where we are and that
we are open for business."
In response to the letter, the town
council referred the request to the
appearance commission, which held
a work session last week to address
Commission chairwoman Cassan-
Rape crisis ceoteir ism
By MARIA BATISTA
The Orange County Rape Crisis
Center is looking for volunteers to
act as educators and companions, and
one volunteer said her involvement
at the center was a valuable
Kim Kaufman, a junior, from
Valdese and a resident assistant in
Morrison, is a community educator
at the center. She said she became
a volunteer to learn more about
sexual assaults and rape.
"Let's. face it, when your parents
tell you about the birds and the bees,
they never tell you rape is a possibility
that you have to be aware of,"
Rape crisis companions and child
advocates work with victims of rape,
sexual assault and child sexual abuse.
of parking spaces allocated to stu
dents be cut by 350 in the 1989-1990
school year. The proposal also calls
for. a $2 fee for students who park
in North Campus lots after 5 p.m.
The committee also recommended
that student government be allowed
to set the criteria for distributing
"It has taken a long time for
advertisers to respect it," she said. "I
really want to keep it, because it's
where I want to put more arts
Although the DTH is partially
funded with student fees, Kebschull
said, "I support our right to endorse
political and student candidates."
The DTH will maintain extensive
University news coverage, Kebschull
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dra Sloop said the group took two
informal votes at this meeting. The
first vote, to leave the ordinance
unchanged, was defeated 5-3. -
The commission then voted 8-0 in
favor of an amended ordinance which
recommends allowing neon signs to
be placed in storefront windows if
they conform to several restrictions.
Town planner Kendal Brown said
under the new ordinance, neon signs
would not be allowed to exceed 5
percent of a business' total window
space and would be limited to a size
of two square feet.
In addition, the sign could consist
of only the name or logo of the
business, she said.
Brown said she has met with
several of the business owners who
signed the petition to the town, and
they had generally favorable reac
tions to the proposed amendments.
But some owners would like the
Before becoming child advocates,
volunteers must be trained as rape
Community educators conduct
programs for many area organiza
tions including schools, elderly
groups, businesses and UNC frater
nities, sororities and residence halls.
"Seeing people learn and under
stand about sexual assaults and rape
is a very satisfying experience,"
Kaufman said. "Creating this under
standing is the ultimate goal of most
of the volunteers and the center. We
try to reverse what people have been
socialized to believe. We make them
realize that the victim is not at fault,
that they are the victim."
Rape crisis volunteers go through
a 50-hour training program, which
includes basic training in the facts
about sexual assault and rape,
permits to students.
Student government officials pre
sented Hardin with a counterprop
osal Monday. The students said they
are chiefly concerned with the elim
ination of student parking spaces.
The proposal states that students do
not occupy 350 spaces on North and
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said, even though she said she had
a special interest in state and national
news. She served as state and national
news editor for a year.
"This summer when I worked for
the Tar Heel (the 4 weekly summer
.edition of the DTH), I learned a lot
about University coverage," she said.
"The University coverage is primary
to the DTH."
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option of having neon signs that say
"open" because they feel it is very
important for their business. -
Erwin Shatzen, co-owner of
Pepper's Pizza, said he thinks the
commission has come up with a
proposal everyone can live with.
"We're going to have to do a little
more to get it just right, but what
they've done so far is great," he said.
. The commission will have a formal
vote on the amendment Wednesday
and will make a recommendation to
the town council based on the result.
Sloop said she approved of the
present ordinance and would not
mind if the council chose not to
amend it. The only reason changes
are being discussed now is because
of the letter from the local businesses,
Commission member David Swan
son said he approves of well-done,
tasteful neon signs because they can
meed of volunteers
improving listening skills, preventing
of sex crimes and helping a victim
deal with these crimes.
Center director Mary Ann Chap
said volunteers of all ages and races
are needed. "We especially need
minority women, men and residents
of northern Orange County," she
Kristina Groover, community
education and outreach coordinator,
said, "We have a range of volunteers
from University students to senior
citizens. It works best to have a
variety of people to connect as
companions to the victims."
Volunteering at the center can be
a rewarding experience. Groover
said. "I think our volunteer training
is a very good, thorough program,
especially for those involved in law,
Mid Campus combined.
The ad hoc committee had good
intentions when they made their
recommendations, Student Congress
Speaker Neil Riemann said. "When
they came out with it, they thought
they were doing people a favor," he
Attendance at today's forum will
be "lousy," Riemann said, because of
its poor location. He fears attendance
at Monday's forums will be adversely
affected because of night classes and
poor publicity, he said.
Hardin is expected to attend the
forum at 6:30 on Monday, Riemann
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor
and dean of student affairs, said
Thursday that he doesn't know what
kind of attendance to expect, but
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add a lot to the appearance of the
Many people are concerned that
the signs could be overdone and
create a tacky look, but business
owners want their storefronts to be
attractive and would probably pre
vent this from happening, Swanson
Commission member Roy Lindahl
said one business in town was denied
a permit for a neon sign and put it
up anyway. The town inspector
checks periodically and asks owners
to remove their signs, he said.
"Although most businesses and
citizens in town cooperate, some
don't," he said.
"Many people think of neon as an
acceptable art form," Lindahl said.
"You can make attractive neon signs
that wouldn't detract from the
appearance of the community."
medicine, health care and women's
issues, because it combines back
ground and practical experiences,"
she said. ,
Volunteers are on call 24 hours;
they carry beepers after regular
business hours. North Carolina
Memorial Hospital, Student Health
Service, University police and victims
call for assistance, and the volunteers
provide on-the-spot assistance.
The recent rapes at Duke Univer
sity have not affected the number of
rapes or volunteers in Orange
County, Chap said. She attributed
this to the fact that people in Orange
County do not consider Durham as
part of their community.
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hopes students will attend to critique
the preliminary proposal and provide
"I don't know what to think, but
I know what to hope," he said. "And
I hope they will be well attended."
Riemann said the committee would
only consider changes if students
attended and voiced their opinions.
"If they (committee members) see
that hundreds of students are
annoyed, they may change it," he
said. "But we have to have a good
turnout for that to happen. If we do
have a good turnout and they still
don't make any changes, we may have
to raise some Cain."
Student Body President. Kevin
Martin said he didn't know whether
the committee would consider any
"I hope they'll listen," he said.
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